Planning Commission


  • 6:30 pm
  • Second Monday of each month
  • City Hall
    7901 Highway 31
    Calera, AL 35040


  • Jon Graham, Mayor
  • Ernest Montgomery, Council Member
  • Connie Payton, City Clerk
  • Brianne Gilliland, August 2026
  • Bill Davis,  April 2025 - Chairman
  • Hilton Shirey, August 2025
  • George Marling, August 2026
  • Tommy Edwards, August 2026
  • Sandy Roberson, November 2023


Members serve six-year terms and are appointed by the mayor and City Council.

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Congratulations to the Planning Commission Members on becoming Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Officials

University of North Alabama’s Center for Learning and Professional Development recently Certified Local Officials from the City of Calera through the Alabama Planning Institute Program.  Each member of the following boards received their certification: The Mayor and Council, The Planning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Adjustments. 

Lavonne Gatlin, CAPZO program coordinator, said that “Alabama is one of only two states in the nation to offer certification for planning commissioners and board of zoning adjustment members.” Each local official completed the prescribed series of six seminars and workshops that focus on the essential skills and knowledge to be an effective Planning Commissioner or Member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments. This certification gives evidence to the community that local officials have gained the knowledge and skills needed to serve most effectively in their appointed position.  

The University of North Alabama Office of Continuing Studies and Outreach would like to congratulate the following members: Mayor Jon G.  Graham, Council Member Ernest Montgomery, City Clerk Connie Payton, Chairman Bill Davis, Commission Member Brianne Gilliland, Commission Member Hilton Shirey, Commission Member George Marling, Commission Member Tommy Edwards, Commission Member Sandy Robertson, Zoning Team Member Kevin Shirey, Zoning Team Member Tammy Smith, City Engineer Chris Pappas on becoming a “Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official” on January 19, 2023.

Planning Commission  Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official